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Self Drive & Hike Patagonia
(10 Days / 9 Nights)

This 10 day self-drive allows you to explore the highlights of Patagonian region of Chile &  Argentina. Start your trip in Calafate , where you'll be collecting your hire car. which is a great base from which to visit the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier , one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia. Continue into El Chalten  a village within Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province. It’s a gateway to trails surrounding the peaks of Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy to the northwest. Near Fitz Roy, a path leads to the Laguna de los Tres viewpoint. Then head  to Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile,  known for its soaring mountains & bright blue icebergs. Don’t forget to hike  La Torres view point absolutely  amazing. A trip that you won’t forget!!

Day 01 El Calafate

Arrival at Calafate airport, private transfer with English speaking guide to Hotel. Car pick
up at the centrally located Car Rental Office and GPS delivery.

Overnight in El Calafate.


Day 02 El Calafate (160 km – 2 hs approx.)

After breakfast, Self Drive visit to Los Glaciares National Park to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier paths. The drive takes less than 2 hours with direct views to the Argentino Lake and Perito Moreno Glacier. Once at the balconies, you will have time to enjoy the place, from where you can see the Glacier from different angles, appreciate its fascinating blue hues, and witness its calving form up to 70 m high. There are optional excursions to take at the park (not included and only to be booked in advance), such as a Minitrekking with crampons over the glacier and a short navigation on the Argentino Lake.


Day 03 El Calafate / El Chaltén (220 km – 3 hs approx.)

After breakfast, Self Drive to El Chaltén. Take the On Route 40, along the banks of the Rio La Leona, after additional 80 km (approx. 1,5 hours) you will find La Leona hotel on the right, where you may take an optional excursion to this enchanted Petrified Forest (not included, see details at the end of the itinerary). Continuing on National Road 40, you will reach the PR Nº 23, turning left it will take you to El Chaltén. Along the way you will see a chain of mountains, which includes Mt. Fitz Roy Mt. Torre, the biggest and most impressive ones. The driving time will be approximately 3 hours, covering 220 km of unspoiled landscape through the Patagonian steppe. Upon arrival to the hotel, briefing about self hike options for the next two days.

Overnight in El Chaltén.


Day 04 & 5 El Chaltén

Full days for exploring and hiking the trekking trails.
Overnight in El Chaltén.
For those who like challenges, viewpoint Laguna de los Tres offers the perfect hike towards one of the most overwhelming spots in Patagonia and the world, competing with the Himalayas. The trail begins in El Chaltén, hiking uphill for 40 minutes to reach a plateau full of beautiful Antarctic Beech trees, offering preliminary views of the granite colossus. After 2 more hours, reach an old moraine ridge for a 40 minute climbing to a spot where the most outstanding sight awaits: an extraordinary view of Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Sucia, its incredible Glaciers and also the closest view to the east granite wall of Mt. Fitz Roy and the peaks around it. For sure, all your efforts are totally rewarded as you contemplate this unmatchable wonder of nature!
Technical data:
Length: 22 km / Duration: 8 hs / Difficulty: Moderate to
Challenging.

LAGUNA TORRE SELF HIKE
Technical data:
Length: 16 km / Duration: 6 hs / Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.


Day 06 El Chaltén / Torres del Paine (490 km- 7 hs approx)

Drive out of Chaltén and take Provincial Route 23 south- east. Drive for 90 km, turn right onto National Route 40 in direction El Calafate for 95 km. Turn left (East) along National Route 40 and provincial route 5 for further 120 km towards Esperanza town. Turn right (west) in direction Rio Turbio along Provincial Route 7. After 118 km take detour right and reach Cancha Carrera border control after 6,5km. Border formalities in Argentina. Drive 7 km to Cerro Castillo Border Station for border formalities in Chile. Drive northwest along Y-180 and Y- 150 routes northwards for 60 km to reach one of the entrances to the National Park (NP) (Laguna Amarga or Lago
Sarmiento).


Day 07 & 08 Torres del Paine

Full days for exploring and hiking the trekking trails.
Overnight in Torres del Paine.

RECOMMENDED TREKKING TRAILS: LAS
TORRES VIEWPOINT - SELF HIKE
This is certainly one of the most beautiful and popular
Technical data:
Length: 18 km / Duration: 9 hs / Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.

(336 km – 4/ 5 hs approx.)
Drive back to Argentina over the same road and border crossing, Cerro Castillo (Chile) & Cancha Carrera (Arg). Form the entrance of the National Park to El Calafate city the distance.
Drop off of vehicle in car rental office.
Overnight in El Calafate.


Day 09 Torres del Paine - El Calafate (336 km – 4/ 5 hs approx.)

Drive back to Argentina over the same road and border crossing, Cerro Castillo (Chile) & Cancha Carrera (Arg).
Form the entrance of the National Park to El Calafate city the distance.
Drop off of vehicle in car rental office.
Overnight in El Calafate.


Day 10 El Calafate

After breakfast, private transfer to airport (without guide).

End of our services.


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 DEC 18 To: 31 OCT 19
N/A N/A $1150 N/A N/A

Rates are per person - double occupancy
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